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Hi all, total newbie here, from Ireland. Got my first mechanical watches during lockdown - a 70s Vostok Komandirskie, '50s Oris cal 451, and then a box of old movements, parts, etc.

Found this Smiths Astral National 17 in the box, stripped and cleaned it. Lost the cannon pinion in the process, and the clickspring was already broken, but apart from that all seems in good working order. Parts ordered, fingers crossed it's going to come out well. Movement is 61464E, looks very nicely made, and love the style of the whole watch. 

Here's hoping I don't mess anything up in the reassembly. (When I do, as seems likely, I look forward to stopping back here for help)

john

 

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Welcome John, enjoy the forum. PS nice watch to restore for sure, I have serviced/restored a few  Smiths over the years with pleasing results. However not the caliber you are tackling. 

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